Advances in fingerprint technology, Edition: 2nd ed by Henry C Lee; R E Gaensslen

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S. House of Representatives to suggest the use of thumbprints as an identification method; however, on the advice of experienced detectives, the idea was turned down in favor of facial photography, which was considered to be a sufficient means of identification. Sergeant John K. Ferrier of the Scotland Yard Fingerprint Bureau visited the World’s Fair Exposition in St. S. S. S. police force to adopt fingerprinting was in St. Louis. The first American fingerprint lecturer was Mary K. Holland, one of Ferrier’s students.

S. S. S. police force to adopt fingerprinting was in St. Louis. The first American fingerprint lecturer was Mary K. Holland, one of Ferrier’s students. , resulting in the first conviction based on fingerprint evidence taking place in the state of Illinois in 1911. The International Association for Identification (IAI) was formed in 1915, and, being a member, I was extremely proud to have assisted Martin Leadbetter in organizing the Annual Educational Conference of this august body in London in 1986.

If there are insufficient ridge characteristics present, then one has to determine what other methods could be applied to the developed print for further enhancement of the print. Once a positive decision is made, the second mission is to compare the developed latent print with a known print, with the objective of either positive identification or elimination. Although there have been tremendous advances in fingerprint technology during recent years, the basic principle and logic of these two missions have remained the same.

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